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Lex Autolease supports Esri UK salary sacrifice scheme

Date: 06 October 2021   |   Author: Sean Keywood

Software company Esri UK has set up a salary sacrifice scheme for its employees with support from leasing company Lex Autolease.

The scheme covers ultra-low emission vehicles, and since launching in June orders are said to have surpassed expectations, being placed for EVs including the Volkswagen ID.3, Audi Q4 E-Tron, and Tesla Model 3.

In addition to the salary sacrifice scheme, Esri UK has also increased its company car scheme allowance by an average of 20%, in order to encourage EV take-up.

As a result, the business is said to have seen a 68% reduction in its fleet's CO2 emissions, with EVs now making up 76% of the fleet.

It has also installed ten EV chargers at its head office in Aylesbury.

Esri UK financial controller Gary Lockwood said: "Reducing our overall emissions by promoting more eco-friendly vehicles across our employee base is absolutely central to our sustainability targets.

"We knew that launching a ULEV salary sacrifice scheme would need to be cleverly communicated to our employees to be effective, plus a new IT infrastructure to support it. 

"The team at Lex Autolease have helped guide us through every step of the way, hosting a launch event for our 400-strong workforce to explain the benefits and details of the scheme. This was a huge factor in the initial appetite for the scheme, which we hope will only increase in the coming months."

Lex Autolease internal account manager James Garrod said: "We've worked with Esri UK since 2016 to understand the business's sustainability goals and develop electrification solutions to help them achieve their plans.

"The take-up of fully electric vehicles since the salary sacrifice scheme launched in June has been really encouraging, but our role isn't limited to supplying more eco-friendly vehicles. 

"Esri is also using our Sustainability Dashboard to access tailored metrics, recommendations and a future sustainability trajectory. Armed with these insights, together we can continually tweak the overall sustainability strategy to ensure it moves in the right direction."